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Policy actions to revive stalled projects, expedite approvals, introduce hybrid annuity and toll-operate-transfer (TOT) models in highways, and sustain rapid growth in renewable capacity augur well for the infrastructure financing landscape.
Tilak Raj Seth, Executive Vice President, Mobility, Siemens, feels implementation of PPP will provide a fillip to railway projects in India. However, given the size and rapid growth in the country's rail sector, availability of trained manpower will remain a primary challenge.
While all the pressure to build a railway network in India in the mid-nineteenth century came from London, it is well into the 21st century that pressures of a very different kind are at work in modern-day India.
The amount of Rs.800 cr budgeted for ports and inland waterways appears to be below the potential of these sectors. The Union Budget 2016-17 lists infrastructure among one of the four priority areas.
Indian Railways has long been groaning under its own weight. How much longer will it be before the government can turn things around? Indian Railways, or Imperium in imperio, as the giant lifeline of India
In a significant financial achievement, Ministry of Railways has shown an improvement in its operating ratio (OR) for the year 2014-15.
The population surge, rapid urbanisation, and the consequent congestion have time and again fuelled the ´need for speed´. Mass rapid transit system like the metro rail has dawned as a panacea in this regard.
The operating ratio of railways has continuously been above 90 per cent. This has, therefore, resulted in the Indian Railways having very little funds left for investing in projects such as new line construction, gauge conversion, doubling, etc.